People and Groups

The people of Lawrence are what make it unique, and the spiritual life on campus has a presence as unique as the students and staff.  Staff, dialogue facilitators and student organizations work within their own faith and also build bridges among different faith practices to better understand the community around them.

Beyond campus, students can meet with a variety of spiritual leaders in the community.  

Spiritual and Religious Life Staff

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The Office of Spiritual and Religious Life is housed within the second floor of the Center for Spiritual and Religious Life, located at the corner of Meade and Alton streets.  Professional staff includes the Dean and Chaplain, the Associate Dean, the Practices Fellows, and the Administrative Coordinator.  

Professional Staff

Linda Morgan-Clement  

Julie Esch Hurvis Dean of Spiritual and Religious Life and Chaplain to the University

LMC - Dean of SRL

Joining Lawrence University in September 2016, Linda Morgan-Clement brings a passion for interfaith dialogue and does the daily work of encouraging the Lawrence community to recognize the interdependant nature of our lives. As Dean and Chaplain, she accompanies and supports all members of the community through innovative collaboration, journeying with individuals, and encouraging persons to ask big questions so as to claim their spiritual lives.  Creating a brave and safe space, offering pastoral care, teaching, ministering locally, and being a stable campus touch point for students, staff, and faculty are just a few of the ways that Linda serves Lawrence.    

Linda Morgan-Clement earned a bachelor’s degree from Carroll University, a master of divinity degree from Chicago’s McCormick Theological Seminary and a doctor of ministry degree from the Pittsburgh Theological Seminary.

A little more about Linda...

     

Terra Winston-Sage

Associate Dean of Spiritual and Religious Life

Terra WinstonIn August of 2018 the Office of Spiritual and Religious Life rekindled a relationship with Terra Winston, an alumna of Lawrence University. Terra brings to the department a background in helping people navigate the nexus where their spirit meets the world through her work with Christian Peacemaker teams. As Associate Dean of Spiritual and Religious Life, Terra leads Spiritual and Religious Life's dialogue initative, serves as the primary contact for spiritual and religious student organizations, and also provides spiritual care to the students, staff and faculty. 

Terra earned a master of religious studies degree from the University of Chicago, a master of divinity degree from the McCormick Theological Seminary and a master of theology degree from the Princeton Theological Seminary. 

Amber Latimer

Practices Fellow for Spiritual and Religious Life

Amber Latimer - Practices FellowAmber Latimer '15  serves as the first Practices Fellow for Spiritual and Religious Life. Previously the Interim Director for the Gap Experience Program at St. Norbert College, Amber has firsthand experience mentoring emerging adults and helping them navigate their transformative college years. Amber's personal and professional travels have taken her to Australia, New Zealand, Guatemala, Southeast Asia, and Europe. Together with her life experience and work in therapeutic wilderness environments she brings a balanced approach to global issues and a commitment to experiential learning and education. Amber provides the adminstrative backbone for EXPLOREsophoMORE and is a small group facilitator, she designed and directed the inaugral RITU@L retreat that is one of Lawrence's new prematriculation offerings.  She and Mudd, her dog, have established "Take a Hike' andthe full-moon hikes, and she facilitates "Gap Chats".

In her free time she enjoys being outdoors with her partner and their dog, spending time with family, and catching up with her friends - many of whom she met as a student at LU.

staff profile portrait Della Haanen 

Practices Fellow for Spiritual and Religious Life

Della is a recent graduate from St. Norbert College in De Pere where she studied Sociology. She is excited to work with first year students as a Fellow for Spiritual and Religious Life. Della also advises the PLUS Program in the Diversity and Intercultural Center, coordinates the Center's practices in attention, and hosts the Tuesday evening book club. In her free time, she enjoys running, reading and spending time outside.

 

Mudd

Canine Companion

Mudd-a tan colored dog with lovely dark featuresAs a lover of walks, belly rubs, and squirrel watching, Mudd has become the most sought after member of the staff. While he spends most of his time upstairs with Amber, he always enjoys greeting students in the living room and finds fulfillment in bringing joy to all he encounters. You can find him in the building most Tuesdays alongside Amber, as that's his day to steal the show during Take a Hike.

 

 

 

Student Employees

Taylor D. - woman with brown curly hair and flower print clothing. Trees in background. Taylor DeCastro

Center for Spiritual and Religious Life Assistant

Originally from O'ahu, Hawai'i, Taylor is a second-year student majoring in violin performance. In her free time, she loves to maintain balance in her life by bullet-journaling, listening to music, and making arts and crafts.

 

      

young man sitting in a chair smilingNafis Ahmed Munim

Multifaith Specialist

Nafis is a second year international student with interests in computer science, economics, math and data science.  In his free time, he enjoys listening to music, competitive programming, and improving the elegance of his algorithms. He is also an economics tutor on campus.

picture of avery riel smiling while holding a sunflowerAvery Riel

Center for Spiritual and Religious Life Administrative Assistant

Avery is a third year Violin Performance Major and Psychology Minor. They lead the Deep Listening Club on campus and also served as a Connection Cultivator peer leader for this year's RITU@L Retreat. 

 

 

If you are interested in becoming a student employee in the Center for Spiritual and Religious Life, please visit Handshake via the Lawrence Link.  

 

Student Organizations

A large part of the Lawrence experience includes being involved beyond the classroom, and student religious organizations are no exception. Support, collaboration and multifaith discussions bring the campus to a greater understanding of what spirituality can mean, and the many ways it can be experienced.  

 

Student Leaders

Advisor

Regular Meetings

Term

Days/Locations

Time

Hillel

Leila Raymond, Eviatar Shlossberg, Frankie Sobel, AJ Ulwelling

Terra Winston Sabin House & Various Locations Fall 2020 TBD  
Lawrence Christian Fellowship Maggie Davis, Sarah Navy, Johanna Kopecky, Nora Robinson Alan Parks

Large Group Meetings

Women's Group

On Campus Bible Study

Online Bible Study

Athletes Bible Study

Fall 2020
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Warch Center & Various Locations  
Lawrence University Pagan Society (LUPS) Shawn McCandlish, Morgan Donohue Terra Winston Sabin House Fall 2020 TBD  
Latter Day Saints (startup status) Asher McMullin Terra Winston Sabin House Fall 2020 TBD  
Taize' Fellow/Student Coordinator Linda Morgan-Clement Sabin House, MPC, All Saints Episcopal Fall 2020 TBD  

Spiritual Journeys - In their Own Words

You are invited to take in this collection of conversations and interviews where Lawrentians tell the stories of their own spiritual journey at Lawrence University.  Our hope is that this collection will serve as a catalyst for your  awareness and engagement around the spiritual elements of our diverse identities. 

Up Clothes and Personal - Faithful Retellings

Faithful Retellings is a spiritual outgrowth created by student employee Katie Mueller. In her passion and connection to matters of style, she combined her faith and the faith stories of others and shares their unique perspectives via her blog and also through The Lawrentian.  

sheejra_anton.jpgShreeja Vachhani

john newhall.John Newhall 

Cynfor LuCynfor Lu

 

 


 

Spiritual Lives at Lawrence

The Spiritual Lives at Lawrence vlog series is a collection of conversations with diverse persons from across campus in 2017 and early 2018. The Dean along with student filmographer, John Newhall, and other campus interviewers asked our conversation partners to talk about their spiritual and religious lives and how they impact their engagement with the Lawrence University Campus Community.

Tamanna Akram

Class of 2018

Islam

Kanyon Beringer

Class of 2021

Unitarian Universalism

Mark Burstein

Lawrence University President

Judaism

Aislynn Friederichs 

Class of 2018

Christianity

 

Leila Pertl

Instructor of Music, Lawrence University
Performing Arts Director, Appleton Public Montessori
Harp Instructor, Lawrence Academy of Music
Music Education Curator, Mile of Music

Humanism

Mimi Padilla

Class of 2020

Agnostic

Julian Cohen

Class of 2019

Judaism

Eilene Hoft-March

Milwaukee-Downer College and College Endowment Association Professorship of Liberal Studies and Professor of French

Christianity

Keyla Higa

Class of 2020

Islam

Gabi Makuk 

Class of 2017

Christianity

John Newhall

Class of 2019

Unitarian Universalism

Jasper Olsen

Class of 2019

Baha’i

Momin Panhwar

Class of 2021

Islam

Alan Parks

Professor of Mathematics

Christianity

Brian Pertl

Dean of the Conservatory of Music

Humanism

Jenna Stone

Executive Director of Budget and Planning

Wiccan

 

Kathy Privatt

James G. and Ethel M. Barber Professor of Theatre and Drama and Associate Professor of Theatre Arts

Christianity

Martyn Smith

Associate Professor of Religious Studies

Lifism

Timothy X. Troy

J. Thomas and Julie E. Hurvis Professor of Theatre and Drama and Professor of Theatre Arts

Christianity

 

Andrew Mast

Kimberly-Clark Professor of Music & Director of Bands

Unitarian Universalist

 

 

 

EXPLOREsophoMORE

EXPLOREsophoMORE is dedicated to enriching the second year student experience.   

Sophomores are at a unique phase in their academic, social, and spiritual development. Lawrence is dedicated to guiding students through each phase of development to encourage a well prepared and collaborative campus. By working with the dean of the sophomore class and other mentors, Lawrence brings a supportive and collaborative framework that encourages sophomores to be purposeful, balanced, and fulfilled.